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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help buy digital learning devices for the children of Dharavi

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Half Marathon Walk/Run to Help The Slum Children of Dharavi - Sunday 6th January

I was inspired to organise my ‘Donate4Dharavi’ charity run after a visit to India this summer. I travelled over 3000 miles across the country experiencing what I call the ‘Real India’, visiting incredible cities and villages each with it’s own diverse energy, charm and vibrancy. No place was more poignant that on my last city stop in Mumbai when I went on a slum tour to Dharavi. I was totally taken aback by how desperate the place was but also extremely humbled that despite their abject poverty, the people are truly proud of what they call ‘home'.

I immediately felt a compulsion to help after being taken to one of the classrooms in the slum. As soon as I saw it I immediately had an influx of ideas as to how I could use my skills as a technology teacher to help the children there. The most obvious void was the limited resources they had when it came to digital equipment. With the support of the slum dwellers and the faces of the children in my heart, I made it my mission to raise money to buy them these much needed resources.

My charity event will bring together 50 people to run or walk up to 13.1 miles on Sunday 6th January. Our awesome participants will be running 5k, 10K or 13.1 miles in a team event, all for a common purpose - to raise £500 so that we can buy digital devices for the nursery school children. I’m so excited to be going back to India in February 2019 and meeting up with the charity Reality Gives so that I can personally deliver these to the children. With your help we can make a tangible difference and help young children to enrich their thirst for learning and give them a better start in life.

I hope this is just the start of my journey working with the children. I am hoping to return at the end of next year to work with the charity's Youth Empowerment Program as a volunteer and and deliver a touch typing course to 18-35 year olds in the community centre. Touch typing is a life skill for everybody but none more so than in Dharavi where it can enable a young person to venture out of the slum into paid work and an independent future.

Any amount you can donate to help the children of Dharavi will be so gratefully received!

Thank you so much,

Wendy (07976 439586)

We believe that where you start in life shouldn't determine where you finish

Working in association with Reality Gives: http://www.realitygives.org

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  • Wendy Petersen21 days ago
    Wendy Petersen

    Wendy Petersen

    21 days ago

    Only a few days to go now and please keep the donations coming in! We are raising the bar and have upped the target to £2000! Can we do it?

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  • Wendy Petersen1 month ago
    Wendy Petersen

    Wendy Petersen

    1 month ago

    We are just a week away from our big event and a huge thank you to those that have donated so far! We have exceeded our target which is amazing, which means we now have enough money to buy more resources from the charity's Amazon Wishlist! These will help the children in the school have access to a much richer learning environment which would not be possible other than for your generosity. Thank you so much!

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82

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 13, 2019

    £26.20

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 8, 2019

    £10.00

  • Jane Philalithis

    Jane Philalithis

    Jan 8, 2019

    Well done Wendy and everyone else who took part in the run - what a great idea !

    £30.00

  • Ewart Krause

    Ewart Krause

    Jan 6, 2019

    Well done

    £10.00

  • Paula Armstrong

    Paula Armstrong

    Jan 6, 2019

    Well done my lovely! Xx

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 6, 2019

    £20.00

  • Wendy

    Wendy

    Jan 6, 2019

    What a fantastic morning running and walking with all my friends and family for this amazing cause

    £100.00

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Wendy Petersen

Wendy Petersen

Harrow, UK

Through both of my companies Click IT! and Type IT! I've seen first hand how technology can be used to support a child's education and I'm thrilled to be able to offer my expertise to children who are less fortunate in life. I'm a keen runner and love a challenge or two!

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